Passion is energy… @Oprah #quote #jumpforjoyphoto

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey

Ashleigh (McIvor) DeMerit @ashleighmcivor #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 28, 2015

Ashleigh taking a beautiful leap for joy on a crisp fall day in Vancouver … she is actually jumping with the Gold Medal she won skiing in the winter olympics! Inspiring. An amazing accomplishment and perfect reason to jump for joy :)

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Katharina Pretl #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 27, 2015

This was an epic day or hiking, playing and jumping for joy through Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California. So fun.

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the ultimate source of success in life… @DalaiLama #jumpforjoyphoto

“Experience has shown me that the greatest inner tranquillity comes from developing love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warm-hearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove our fears and insecurities and gives us strength to face obstacles – it is the ultimate source of success in life.” – Dalai Lama

#TBT #jumpforjoyphoto Featuring Sunny Lenarduzzi @SunnyLenarduzzi from Oct. 13, 2014 – Jump for Joy!

Enjoy reading all about what inspires Sunny Lenarduzzi in her Jump for Joy Feature from Oct. 13, 2014 – Jump for Joy!

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Analise and Greg Ipatowicz #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 25, 2015

Playing in their beautiful North Vancouver yard, jump, jump, jump :)

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Wear your art like your heart on your sleeve…

“Wear your art like your heart on your sleeve and keep it alive by making people feel a little better. Feel a little lighter. Create art in order for yourself to become yourself and let your very existence be your song, your poem, your story. Let your very identity be your book.” ― Charlotte Eriksson

You’d live a gigantic, bold, fun, dazzling life….

“If you knew that your life was merely a phase or short, short segment of your entire existence, how would you live? Knowing nothing ‘real’ was at risk, what would you do? You’d live a gigantic, bold, fun, dazzling life. You know you would. That’s what the ghosts want us to do – all the exciting things they no longer can.” – Chuck Palahniuk

Chad deal @KauaiChad #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 23, 2015

Surfs up! Jumping joy in beautiful sunny Kauai, Hawaii. Life is grand.

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Lucy and Paty Lomeli #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 22, 2015

Lucy and Paty are two of the sweetest sisters you will ever meet, this shoot was full of joy. We took a little Canadian souvenir photo for them to send home to Mexico on this little hill near Granville Island ;)

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I was conscious only of my happiness…

“Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was myself. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.” – Zhuangzi

Featuring Roland Tanglao @rtanglao #jumpforjoyphoto Newsletter Archive from Sept. 22, 2014

Q: Philosophy?
A: Take the shot. Don’t hesitate to take your shot whether it’s a photo or the next opportunity in life.

Read more about what inspires Roland here: Jump for Joy Featuring Roland Tanglao from September 22, 2014

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you can change anytime you like… @julien

“You don’t know anyone at the party, so you don’t want to go. You don’t like cottage cheese, so you haven’t eaten it in years. This is your choice, of course, but don’t kid yourself: it’s also the flinch. Your personality is not set in stone. You may think a morning coffee is the most enjoyable thing in the world, but it’s really just a habit. Thirty days without it, and you would be fine. You think you have a soul mate, but in fact you could have had any number of spouses. You would have evolved differently, but been just as happy. You can change what you want about yourself at any time. You see yourself as someone who can’t write or play an instrument, who gives in to temptation or makes bad decisions, but that’s really not you. It’s not ingrained. It’s not your personality. Your personality is something else, something deeper than just preferences, and these details on the surface, you can change anytime you like.” – Julien Smith

Alli Warnyca @Capitalcore1 #jumpforjooyphoto of the day! Feb. 20, 2015

Stunning, playful and free… jumping for joy in the cold Vancouver (this was summer, but water is still cold) ocean at Kitsilao Baeach in Vancouver.

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Vicho! #Jumpforjoyphoto of the day, Feb. 19, 2015

I love this little guy, it makes me smile just to see this photo :) Hope you smile too!

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Jump for Joy Photo Project is in the news.. in ITALY! Repubblica.it – Salti di Gioia per Celebrare la Vita

Repubblica.it - Salti di gioia per celebrare la vita Feb. 18, 2015

Repubblica.it – Salti di gioia per celebrare la vita Feb. 18, 2015

Anyone speak or read Italian? There ia a nice photo gallery of my photos in here.. take a look through :) www.repubblica.it

you can learn something or experience something from a different perspective…

“Life is a repeated cycle of getting lost and then finding yourself again. There are many smaller cycles within that cycle where you get lost to a smaller degree and then remember yourself again. Sometimes you do it to yourself on purpose, consciously or unconsciously. Every time you get lost it is so that you can learn something or experience something from a different perspective.” ― Jay Woodman

Brock Tully #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 17, 2015

For the pure joy of jumping and playing in the sunshine. Kindness Rocks!

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Wildness reminds us what it means to be human… Terry Tempest Williams

“To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from. Finding beauty in a broken world is creating beauty in the world we find.” – Terry Tempest Williams

Theresa Walsh @treehousevision #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 16, 2015

A big fun jump for joy with Theresa Tree in the trees. Playful and vibrant.

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the more life opens up… Jackson Kiddard #jumpforjoy

“Go to your fears, sit with them, stare at them. Your fears are your friend, their only job is to show you undeveloped parts of yourself that you need to cultivate to live a happy life. The more you do the things you’re most afraid of doing the more life opens up. Embrace your fears and your fears will embrace you.” – Jackson Kiddard

Kerri Waite #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 15, 2015

The joy of jumping around on the Vancouver Seawall on a sunny day in Vancouver. SO fun! Lifts the spirits :)

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I love you simply… @_PabloNeruda #HappyValentinesDay #jumpforjoy

One of my favourite love poems…

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.” – Pablo Neruda

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Keep love in your heart… @Wit_of_Wilde #romance #jumpforjoy #quote

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.” – Oscar Wilde

An email from Joe Carlson about the #Vancouver #JumpforJoyPhoto #Mural @MuralityArt @eyoalha

I received this touching email yesterday from a fellow named Joe Carlson. I went by to see what had been done…

They did a great job of pasting back pieces that had started to peel off due to water damage… unfortunately, some of the repairs were made with sections of my unused posters randomly pasted over top of the mural like big mismatched Band-Aids (as the artist I would have made different choices for my work so wish I had been there myself). However, it is the thought that counts. I am very appreciative of whoever took the time to voluntarily repair the water damaged areas pealing off the wall.

Thank you Amalia and whoever your friends are that did the work…

Joe gave me permission to share his lovely email with you, please take a moment to look through his wonderful photographs here: joecarlsonthroughthelens.com

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Hello Eyoalha;

My name is Joe Carlson, at the end of January, I was downtown and found your amazing mural. I ended up at the mural twice in 3 days.I hung around and got some cool shots of your mural, people in the lane and the 2 gentlemen sprucing up your mural.

I posted my photos on Facebook, people were surprised at where the mural was and thought it was a great idea and very cool…

I just thought you would like to know that your work was appreciated.

I did not attach the photos that I took , I thought it would be easier for you to see them at my website: joecarlsonthroughthelens.com

This is what I said on Facebook:

“I was downtown on January 26th to do some street photography and found this mural in a lane off of Main and Pender. I stayed for a while and took some photos of the mural and some people. I saw that it was called the Jump for Joy photo project. I noticed that some of the mural was peeling away from the wall of the building. (this comment will make sense in a moment) I went on line to find out what the project was, this is what it says:

“Completed August 4, 2014: 9000 sq. ft. Jump for Joy Photo Mural in the lane way of 161 East Pender Street, Vancouver BC Canada. The mural is a compilation of photos of almost 200 people jumping for joy in different parts of Vancouver. The photos have been enlarged to 4×4 ft. and printed on 11×17 sheets cut and pasted together, then pasted to the wall.”

On January 28th I was back downtown and was walking by the mural and noticed a workman on a ladder fixing the mural. I spoke to the gentleman holding the ladder and found he was a friend of the person who owned the building. They were there volunteering to do some repairs to the mural. I stayed for a while talking and taking some photos. They were still working when I left. I just thought it was a cool little story that evolved by visiting the same place twice over 3 days. It’s amazing who you meet when wandering and how creative and talented people are….”

Take care, Joe

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Thank you joe! :)

Sophie Simone and Danielle Marchant @SheRecruits #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 11, 2015

Sophie and Danielle rocking it out on a super fun, joy filled jumping day in Vancouver BC Canada. Feeling uplifted and can’t help but smile :)

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something that nourishes your soul and brings joy…

“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” ― Jean Shinoda Bolen

The best and most beautiful things in the world…

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller

whatever activity energizes you and makes you feel strong and alive and most like yourself… @justinemusk

“…whatever activity energizes you and makes you feel strong and alive and most like yourself. Identify those moments. Cherish them. Organize your life around them – figure out how to do more of them…” – Justine Musk

Simone #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 6, 2015

Beautiful Simone, flying effortlessly through the air in Richmond, BC Canada. A perfect day to end a fun shoot – Jump for joy! :)

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be excited to be alive…

“You ruin your life by tolerating it. At the end of the day you should be excited to be alive. When you settle for anything less than what you innately desire, you destroy the possibility that lives inside of you, and in that way you cheat both yourself and the world of your potential. The next Michelangelo could be sitting behind a Macbook right now writing an invoice for paperclips, because it pays the bills, or because it is comfortable, or because he can tolerate it. Do not let this happen to you. Do not ruin your life this way. Life and work, and life and love, are not irrespective of each other. They are intrinsically linked. We have to strive to do extraordinary work, we have to strive to find extraordinary love. Only then will we tap into an extraordinarily blissful life.” — Bianca Sparacino

to live our life as a continual celebration and freshness…

“Many of you can feel a very deep yearning, a subtle flame, a longing for that true life – to live our life as a continual celebration and freshness. In some part of us we know this is possible, and that it is the way life should be.” – A.H. Almaas

Maninder Dhaliwal @dhaliwalmk #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 4, 2015

Super jump of joy with Maninder.. in Vancouver :)

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you have more control than you realize…

“Look in the mirror every day and say, I am in charge. You might not have control over every phase of your life, but you have more control than you realize, and you are responsible for your own ‪‎happiness‬ and ‪success‬.” – Harvey Mackay

Brooke Leifso @brookeleifso #jumpforjoyphoto of the day Feb. 3, 2015

Jumping joy in Down Town Vancouver, always fun!

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Practice rather than preach…

“Practice rather than preach. Make of your life an affirmation, defined by your ideals, not the negation of others. Dare to the level of your capability then go beyond to a higher level.” – Alexander Haig

Dave Nickel #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 1, 2015

A fun and spontaneous jump for joy with Dave by Kitsilano beach on a grey cloudy day.. a jump like this lifts us all up :)

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Lorena Ponis @Lolo_Jewellery #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Jan. 31, 2015

Gorgeous jumping joy through splinters of light in down town Vancouver.

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choose what will occupy our minds…

“We have the ability to choose … We can choose what will occupy our minds, and how we will act.” – Kathy Kalina

Keaton Soros #jumpforjoy photo of the day! Jan. 30, 2015

A massive high kick jump for joy on the beach near Burrard Bridge. Some pretty powerful energy there!

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Joy is a decision…

“Joy is a decision, a really brave one, about how you are going to respond to Life.” – Wess Stafford

#TBT Newsletter Archive Featuring Kristal Barrett-Stuart from September 9, 2014

Enjoy the Newsletter Archive Featuring Kristal Barrett-Stuart from September 9, 2014 pictured here jumping with her lovely mother Diane Barrett.

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we are all affecting the world every moment…

“Remember, we are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we’re so deeply interconnected with one another. Working on our own consciousness is the most important thing that we are doing at any moment, and being love is the supreme creative act.” – Ram Dass

Kelly Wong @kellyyhwong #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Jan. 28, 2015

The amazing Kelly Wong! Jumping for joy in Yaletown on a fall day in Vancouver.

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Kelsey Grant @RadSelfLove @KelseyGMusic #jumpforjooyphoto of the day! Jam. 27, 2015

The absolutely beautiful Kelsey Grant jumping for joy on a bright sunny winters day in Vancouver. Feel the love.

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Great people do things before they’re ready…

“Great people do things before they’re ready. They do things before they know they can do it. And by doing it, they’re proven right. Because, I think there’s something inside of you — and inside of all of us — when we see something and we think, “I think I can do it, I think I can do it. But I’m afraid to.” Bridging that gap, doing what you’re afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that — THAT is what life is. And I think you might be really good. You might find out something about yourself that’s special. And if you’re not good, who cares? You tried something. Now you know something about yourself. Now you know. A mystery is solved. So, I think you should just give it a try. Just inch yourself out of that back line. Step into life. Courage. Risks. Yes. Go. Now.” — Amy Poehler

Richard Diamond #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Jan. 26, 2015

A hike and jump for joy in the beauty of Kauai, Hawaii. Perfect day to jump for joy!

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Elizabeth Jarosz @elizabethjarosz #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Jan. 25, 2015

Looking fabulous Jumping for Joy at LAX.

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Qelsey Zeeper @QelseyZeeper #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Jan. 24, 2015

Having a fun shoot, being silly and playing around :) Jump for Joy!

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Life isn’t a straight line… @marcandangel

“Life isn’t a straight line. There isn’t one right path for you or anyone else. And there isn’t a set timeline of milestones.” – Marc and Angel